1 shot, 1 arrested on Fond du Lac reservation

Updated: October 18, 2019 06:52 PM

One man was shot and a suspect was arrested after a shooting on a northern Minnesota Indian reservation.

Police and tribal officials say the shooting happened around 10 a.m. at a community center gymnasium on the Fond du Lac Band reservation, where a funeral was taking place. Interim Cloquet Police Chief Derek Randall said the injured man was shot in the head, and was being treated at a hospital.


Police identified the victim as a 45-year-old man from Minneapolis who was attending the funeral. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

Authorities identified the suspect as 28-year-old Shelby Boswell. It is unclear if Boswell was attending the funeral.

According to police, those attending the funeral restrained Boswell until authorities arrived. 

The shooting prompted lockdowns of tribal office and the reservation school. A band spokeswoman says the lockdowns have been lifted and all employees sent home.

The Fond du Lac band's reservation abuts Cloquet, near Duluth, and the band has about 4,200 members. The school includes children from preschool age through 12th grade.

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